Title:
Swivel-n-fix holster
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A swivel-n-fix holster includes a holster, wherein a shaft formed on the back; a base plate, having a clip strip and a shaft hole, wherein the shaft hole being penetrated by the shaft secured by a C-ring to enable the holster to rotate around the base plate counterclockwise or clockwise without causing the holster to detach from the base plate or being too tightly secured to the base plate.



Inventors:
Lin, Jenn-yuan (Sijhih City, TW)
Application Number:
10/933209
Publication Date:
03/09/2006
Filing Date:
09/03/2004
Primary Class:
International Classes:
F41C33/02
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Primary Examiner:
VANTERPOOL, LESTER L
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HAUPTMAN HAM, LLP (Alexandria, VA, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A swivel-n-fix holster comprising: a holster, wherein a shaft formed on the back; a base plate, including a clip strip and a shaft hole, wherein the shaft hole being penetrated by the shaft, with a C-ring locking at the end to enable the holster rotating around the shaft.

2. The swivel-n-fix holster as recited in claim 1, wherein a female button formed at the lower part of the base plate adjoining the back of the holster, wherein at least a male button formed, to be selected and buttoned by the female button.

3. The swivel-n-fix holster as recited in claim 1, wherein a layer of cloth covered PU layer formed along the edge of the holster.

4. The swivel-n-fix holster as recited in claim 1, wherein a protection plate fixed on the base plate as the back plate to resist the shaft.

5. The swivel-n-fix holster as recited in claim 1, wherein a circular groove formed on the front of the shaft, to be secured by the C-ring to prevent the shaft from detaching from the shaft hole.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(a) Field of the Invention

The present invention is an improved swivel holster, wearing on the waist, which can be swiveled freely to any angles and also be fixed to enhance agility.

(b) Description of the Prior Art

Conventional swivel holsters like the U.S. Pat. No. 4,504,001 Nichols and the U.S. Pat. No. 5,641,102 Hellweg both can be rotated to pre-set angles. U.S. Pat. No. 4,504,001 Nichols uses plates with detents in a circular array to determine the angles the holster can rotate to. U.S. Pat. No. 5,641,102 Hellweg uses a pair of convex and concave members with radial ribs to provide pre-set angles for holster rotation. Although useful, it is evident that both inventions are limited to pre-set angles of rotation. However, the swivel angle desired may vary depending on the circumstances and the wearer's height; consequently, fine-tuning of swivel angle is often required. It is, therefore, desirable to provide a device that allows the holster to swivel to any angles without constraints imposed by pre-set angles.

In addition, both devices use a screw and a T-nut, or a bolt to secure the rotational device. Although useful, defects such as the screw and the T-nut being separated or being locked too tightly can occur after many rotations in the same direction or the screw/bolt could get loose after many rotations and substantial oscillation.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is the objective of the present invention to enable the swivel-n-fix holster to swivel to any angle desired, free from any constraints set by pre-set angles as in the two inventions mentioned previously. This objective is achieved by deploying a C-ring in combination with a shaft to provide 360 degree rotation with no constraints. Since there is no pre-set angle, the user may swivel the holster to any angle desired.

With the free rotation of 360 degree, the swivel-n-fix holster provides an important benefit: to prevent the holster from prodding the chair when sitting in sofa, chair, or car. Although the two previously mentioned inventions can be swiveled as well, they are, however, limited to pre-set angles. The swivel angle desired may vary depending on wearer's height, sofa/chair or car seat design, and other circumstantial factors. As a result, fine-tuning of swivel angles are often required. With the swivel-n-fix holster, user may fine tune the desired swivel angle without limitation of pre-set angle to attain maximum comfort.

It is another objective of the present invention to improve a screw and a T-nut, or a bolt securing structure of the two previously mentioned inventions. By using the C-ring in combination with a shaft, The swivel-n-fix holster can be rotated in the same direction many times without causing the holster to detach from the base plate or being too tightly secured to the base plate.

To enable a further understanding of the said objectives and the technological methods of the invention herein, a brief description of the drawings below is followed by the detailed description of the preferred embodiments.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

FIG. 1 shows an exploded elevational view of the present invention.

FIG. 2 shows another exploded elevational view of the present invention.

FIG. 3 shows a cross-sectional view of the present invention.

FIG. 4 shows a front view of the present invention.

FIG. 5 shows how the present invention rotates around a shaft.

FIG. 6 shows a perspective view of the present invention being fixed on a belt.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring to FIGS. 1˜3. The present invention is related to a swivel-n-fix holster having:

A holster 10, wherein a space 17 formed for accommodating a handgun and a shaft 12 formed on the back; a base plate 20, including a clip strip 22 and a shaft hole 24 for accommodating the shaft 12, to be secured by a C-ring 121, thereby enabling the holster 10 to rotate around the shaft 12.

Referring to FIGS. 3˜5. A female button 26 formed at the lower part of the base plate 20 adjoining the back of the holster 10, wherein at least a male button 14, 16, and 18 formed an arc around the shaft hole 24 as a rotation center, to be selected and buttoned by the female button 26 when rotating the holster 10 round the shaft 12 to a male button position desired. An example is shown in FIG. 4, illustrating the female button 26 buttons on the male button 14.

Referring to FIGS. 2 and 3. A layer of PU 30 is formed along the edge of the holster 10, wherein a cloth 35 formed thereon to protect PU 30 from damage, resulting from direct friction such as from a pistol.

Referring to FIGS. 2 and 3. A circular groove 123 is formed at the front part of the shaft 12. A high strength and nimble metal C-ring 121, lodges on the groove to prevent the shaft 12 from detaching from the shaft hole 24 or being too tightly locked in the shaft hole 24 after many times of rotations. The C-ring structure differs from previous invention U.S. Pat. No. 4,504,001 Nichols and U.S. Pat. No. 5,641,102 Hellweg that used a screw/bolt for holster rotation. With a slippery outer surface of the shaft 12 and a slippery inner surface of the shaft hole 24, rotations thereof are easy and free with minimal friction.

Referring to FIG. 3. The base plate 20, having a reverse U cross-section and with elastic and flexible characteristics, is able to clip to a belt 80 with the clip strip 22, as shown in FIG. 6, thereby fastening the base plate on the belt 80. The protection plate 28, functions as the back plate fixed at the bottom of the base plate to prevent the shaft 12 from direct contact with the belt 80.

A side structure description is the locking belt 15, which is to buckle a handgun on the holster 10 and is common in other convention products.

When the female button 26 is not buttoned at any of the male buttons 14, 16, and 18, the holster 10 can be rotated freely around the shaft 12 to enhance agility and speed when pulling a handgun from the holster 10, or to prevent the holster from prodding the chair when sitting in sofa, chair, or car.

The female button 26 can be changed to a male button when changing male buttons 14, 16, and 18 to female buttons.





 
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